The Master Cleanse, also known as the Lemon Cleanse and the Maple Syrup Diet, was created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and later popularized by Peter Glickman in his book (2005) Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Be Happier in 10 Days. The Master Cleanse is a detoxification program that aids in the removal of harmful toxins in the body and helps remove the cravings we experience from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and eating junk food. People have also used the cleanse to lose weight, although that is not the aim of the cleanse.
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The Blood Type Diet is based on the books, Eat Right 4 Your Type and Live Right 4 Your Type, which propose that each of the four blood types (O, A, B, AB) has a very detailed list of foods that must be avoided. The diet was conceived by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, who based it on the premise that blood type has its own unique antigen marker that reacts in a negative way with certain foods. Also, individuals have varying levels of stomach acidity and digestive enzymes, and these traits seem to be correlated with blood type. Dr. D’Adamo believes that each blood type is derived from a different time in human evolution, and thus affects how people of each type react to food and disease.
The Zone Diet is about balancing your hormones within a specific range to control hunger on fewer calories while still getting the proper nutrients your body needs for long-term health. The Zone Diet can best be described as a moderate-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, moderate fat diet that has approximately one gram of fat for every two grams of protein and three grams of carbohydrates. These ratios represent the newest dietary recommendations from the Joslin Diabetes Research Center at Harvard Medical School for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
There is no one perfect way of eating that works for everybody. This is called bio-individuality. Each person has very specific needs for his or her own health according to age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle and ancestry.
In America one of the most popular subjects is diets. Most major magazines have at least one ‘diet’ article in every issue, if not more. It’s the subject of numerous articles in newspapers and on the Internet. New diet books hit the stands regularly and many become bestsellers. The diet and weight loss industry includes commercial chains like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, diet pills, artificial sweeteners, meal replacement shakes and belly-stapling surgeries. Weight loss is big business.
Besides the fact that most of us would like to lose some weight to look better, there’s the health factor that should be considered. Getting to and staying at our optimal weight has numerous benefits like a healthier heart, less stress on our joints, better blood pressure readings, less risk of diabetes, and on and on. But, let’s face it, losing weight is not an easy task. Below are some tips to help you along the way, but don’t think you have to make the changes all at once. Try one or two to begin with and then add others into your routine as you go.
Weight loss can be a frustrating and sometimes depressing endeavor. Most diet plans limit foods intake without encouraging long lasting lifestyle changes. This is why most people find it very difficult to follow through with a diet plan and maintain weight loss. However, for those with the will and determination to lose weight, the rewards of simple lifestyle changes can be tremendous. A successful dieter will not only look good, but feel good too, and will have learned the value of creating healthy lifestyle choices.